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Review for Movement Exchange, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Movement Exchange is an organization that is making a real and necessary impact on so many lives - children in Panamanian orphanages, students from the United States, and local Panamanian dancers. Over the course of our one week exchange, I learned more than I ever thought would be possible. I immersed myself in a new culture, learned about the orphan experience, and witnessed first-hand the power that dance education can have in both the lives of its students and its teachers. Movement Exchange does an exceptional job of educating its volunteers about the intent and nature of its work (noting the difference between volunteerism and "voluntourism"), the history and culture of Panama, and the importance of compassion in our everyday interactions. Since I set foot in Panama, my life has been forever changed, all thanks to this incredible organization.

Role:  Volunteer